Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- The Climate Benefits of Healthy Forests — YaleClimateConnections.org
While forests provide many benefits to our climate when healthy, they are currently being threatened by disease and infestation due to climate change.
- How tree-mendous! The $100,000 cell towers of America concealed to blend in with forests — Daily Mail
In order to help improve the beauty of landscapes, telecommunications companies are investing in cell towers that will look like trees and provide a more pleasing aesthetic.
- More ‘underwater forests’ to be restored off Sydney’s iconic beaches — ABC News
Forests provide benefits even underwater, so a restoration effort in Australia is aimed at restoring underwater forests to rejuvenate the underwater ecosystems.
- Senegal’s southern forests may disappear by 2018: ecologist — org
If the continuing issue of illegal logging within the country of Senegal is not addressed quickly, projections indicate that the country could lose the entirety of their southern tree cover in just a couple of years.